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Jul 25 2019
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives should vote for a two-year deal to fund the federal government and extend the nation’s borrowing authority, President Donald Trump said on Thursday before a vote on the agreement.
The agreement, forged on Monday between Trump and U.S. congressional leaders, would avert a feared government default later this year but add to rising budgetReuters
Jan 15 2020
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday announced the seven lawmakers who will serve as the House managers to prosecute the case against President Trump in his Senate impeachment trial, which is expected to begin in earnest next week.
The House managers include House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who will be the lead manager and who led much of the impeachmentFox News (Online News)
Jan 22 2020
The U.S. Senate, in a marathon session, agreed to three days of opening arguments, rather than the two that were proposed, and rejected Democrats' demands for more witnesses during the impeachment trial, as least until later in the proceedings.
In addition, Democrats put forward 11 amendments to issue subpoenas to current and former Trump administration officials for relevant documentsWashington Times USA TODAY New York Times (News)
Apr 22 2022
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), typically a public ally of former President Donald Trump, apparently considered urging Trump to resign following the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot.
On Thursday, the New York Times (Lean Left bias) reported that McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said they believed Trump was responsible for inciting the Capitol riot in theCNN (Online News) The Hill Washington Examiner
Jun 27 2019
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Dec 16 2019
Republican Donald Trump is likely this week to become the third U.S. president to be impeached when the Democratic-led House of Representatives votes on charges stemming from his effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden.
Trump faces one charge of abusing his power by asking Ukraine to investigate Biden, a leading Democratic contender to oppose him in the 2020Reuters
May 24 2019
Senators are growing increasingly frustrated as legislative activity has slowed to a crawl during the first half of the year.
The Senate voted on two bills Thursday, breaking a nearly two-month drought during which Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has focused instead on judicial nominations, his top priority.
The lack of floor action has left lawmakers publicly complainingThe Hill
Jan 24 2021
Party leaders in today’s 50-50 Senate are haggling over a power-sharing agreement, and that’s no surprise. Only twice in American history has the Senate had a dead-even split: in a special session in 1881, and exactly 20 years ago, on the heels of a contentious presidential election decided by the Supreme Court.
In that charged atmosphere, Sens. Trent Lott, Republican from Mississippi,Christian Science Monitor
Nov 12 2020
Congress has failed since the spring to pass much-needed additional economic stimulus. The ousted Trump administration has lost interest in pushing for a new bill. With just a few working weeks left in their lame-duck session, House Democrats want a $2 trillion to $3 trillion measure, while Senate Republicans are recommending a skinnier $500 billion to $650 billion measure. The two sides mightThe Atlantic
May 19 2021
On Wednesday, the House passed a bill that would create a bipartisan commission into the Jan. 6 Capitol breach. The bill passed 252 -175, with 35 Republicans joining all Democrats in support. The bill was authored by Mississippi Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson and New York Republican Rep. John Katko, the top lawmakers on the House Homeland Security Committee, who said in a joint statement thatThe Daily Caller The Hill Washington Post